Top 10 championship clubs with the highest net spend this season
With the Premier League tv money bigger and more than ever before more money is dripping down to the championship and more clubs are spending higher than ever before to try and reach the promise land here are the Top 10 championship clubs with the highest net spend this season.
10) Preston North End (£1.02M)
Preston’s net spend was just over a million with signings including, Darnell Fisher from Rotherham United, Josh Harrop from Manchester United and the bulk of the money was spent on Declan Rudd from Norwich and didn’t get anything from their outgoings.
9) Cardiff City (£2.89M)
Signings including Omar Bogle, Lee Tomlin, and Callum Paterson as well as seven other signings during the summer meant Cardiff City nearly £6 million but with sales of Semi Ajayi, Craig Noone and Idriss Saadi kept the overall net spend to £2.89 million.
8) Ipswich Town (£3.02M)
Ipswich made 4 transfers this summer including Tom Adeyemi, Joe Garner and Martyn Waghorn it was a successful window for Ipswich with Brett Pitman being sold to Portsmouth meant an overall net spend of just over £3 million.
7) Sheffield United (£3.2m)
It was a very busy window for Sheffield United. Signings included Richard Stearman, Clayton Donaldson, Nathan Thomas and George Baldock giving the blades an overall net spent of £3.2million.
6) Bristol City (£8.13m)
After a 17th placed finish Bristol city went on an 8.13m net spending spree. Signing the likes of Nathan Baker, Luke Steele and the majority of the money went on Tammy Abraham replacement Famara Diedhiou.
5) Middlesbrough (£11.54m)
Middlesbrough had an extremely busy window both with outgoings and incomings. With new manager, Garry Monk at the helm Middlesbrough signed Martin Braithwaite, Darren Randolph, Ashley Fletcher as well as £15 Million-pound man Britt Assombalonga from Notts Forest and that was just several of their 15 signings. Outgoings included Jordan Rhodes, Cristhian Stuani, Gaston Ramirez and Marten De Roon giving Middlesbrough a total net spend of £11.54 million.
4) Birmingham City (£11.66m)
With Birmingham surviving on the final day, their new owners tried to make sure they wouldn’t be in that position again. 3 players came in from Brentford, Harlee Dean, Maxime Colin and Jota as well as 5 other signings including Craig Gardner, Isaac Vassell, and David Stockdale. With 4 players leaving including Ryan Shotton and striker Clayton Donaldson meant a total net spent of £11.66 million.
3) Wolves FC (£12.17m)
Despite an influx of talent only around £17 million was spent with Barry Douglas and Ruben Neves coming in permanently but several influential players joined Wolves on loan including Leo Bonatini, Diogo Jota, and Willy Boly. With 9 outgoings including Jon Bodvarsson, Nouha Dicko and Dave Edwards meant the final net spent for Wolves was £12.17 Million.
2) Reading FC (12.18m)
Reading signed 7 players after missing out on promotion last season on penalties. Dave Edwards and Bodvarsson joined from wolves as well as Modou Barrow, Leonardo Bacuna and Sone Aluko. With 6 outgoings including Dominic Samuel who is having a fine season with Blackburn and goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi meant a final net spend of £12.18 Million.
1] Sheffield Wednesday (£13.23 Million)
George Boyd and Joost van Aken joined Wednesday in the summer but it was loanee come permanent signing Jordan Rhodes where most of the money went. With no money coming in from outgoings Sheffield Wednesday in total spent £13.23 million the highest in the Championship.